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A Surprise Gift for Chancellor Vitter

November 09, 2016

Dear Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff, and Friends,  

A celebration is underway this week at the University of Mississippi! We are preparing for Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter’s investiture Thursday afternoon. He became our 17th chancellor back on Jan. 1, but this event formally marks his era of leadership.  

A few of us surprised him with — what else — an official Ole Miss jersey featuring his name and number! (Get ready, Texas A&M, because Chancellor Vitter said he is going to wear his jersey!) Seriously, this is a great time to be a student at Ole Miss, and we think Chancellor Vitter is an incredible leader.  

Please symbolically stand with Chancellor Vitter and Ole Miss students by making a gift to academics this week. Invest in Ole Miss to make our awesome university even stronger. Please share this campaign with your family and friends via email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Become a #17UMchancellor ambassador by sharing #InvestInOleMiss today!  

Hotty Toddy!


Cheney Thomasson

Senior, Public Policy Major


Addi McNutt

Junior, Engineering Major


Dillon Pitts

Junior, Business Major


Keveon Taylor

Sophomore, Public Policy Major  


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17th Leader in UM History

The Ole Miss family is proud to welcome Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter as the 17th Chancellor of the University of Mississippi. This nationally respected academic leader will take Ole Miss to even greater heights of excellence. Welcome Chancellor Vitter and First Lady Sharon Vitter!


R1 Research Status

The University of Mississippi earned “R-1 Doctoral Universities — Highest Research Activity” Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing Ole Miss among the top 2.5% of universities nationwide. We joined prestigious schools like Harvard, MIT and Johns Hopkins.


Chancellor turns 61

Chancellor Vitter turns 61 on Nov. 13, 2016 -- just two days after his inauguration. We're thrilled that he celebrates this birthday with his Ole Miss family. Happy Birthday, Dr. Vitter!


100 Majors & Programs

Did you know the University of Mississippi offers over 100 academic majors and other programs? With their Ole Miss degrees and leadership training, our remarkable alumni are transforming lives around the globe.


168 years of Graduates

For 168 years, Ole Miss has been producing stellar graduates. In that span of time, they have made tremendous contributions, such as proving one of Einstein’s theories and paving the way for lung transplants. Can't wait to see what's next!


250 Organizations & Clubs

Ole Miss students benefit from involvement in more than 250 organizations and clubs, where they can hone their skills as leaders and engaged citizens. Leadership development has long been a hallmark of the "Ole Miss Experience."


500+ LinkedIn Connections

Chancellor Vitter keeps stakeholders engaged and informed. He believes good communications builds trust, positive relationships, and best solutions. In addition to his website (, he turns to social media. Join him on LinkedIn and more!


JSV's 1st Anniversary

On 10-29-15, Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter was unanimously named Chancellor by the College Board. Celebrate the first anniversary of this new era at Ole Miss with a gift to bolster academics and our academic standing.


Flagship University

Ole Miss opened its doors to students in 1848 and is now nationally recognized for its innovative and challenging academic programs. Our thanks go to deeply dedicated alumni and friends who provide private funds to strengthen academics.


Five-Year New Freshman Trends

It wasn't long ago that Ole Miss freshmen numbered around 2,500 but now the class has grown to around 4,000! Private support has led to expansion and innovation in academic programming, which has attracted more and more students.


5,000 Facebook Friends

Let's get @JeffVitter up to the maximum 5,000 friends on Facebook! Engage in the conversation about Ole Miss' future. Friend request Dr. Vitter today! He's such an accessible leader!


7,500 Twitter Followers

We love that our Chancellor tweets! Let's get @UMchancellor up to 7,500 followers on Twitter. His tweets are an awesome way to get connected and stay up to date with the latest Ole Miss happenings. Follow him today!


10,000 Ole Miss Fund Donors

This year our goal is to see 10,000 donors support The Ole Miss Fund! Gifts to this annual giving program undergird every aspect of Ole Miss academics. All sizes of gifts combine to create powerful resources for immediate use.